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NASA Tests Rocket Powered By Paraffin Fuel

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The paraffin wax used in familiar products like candles and crayons is also what fuels the Peregrine hybrid rocket motor, a revolutionary aerospace engineering project from NASA and Stanford University. Paraffin fuel burns three times faster than conventional fuels, and therefore can provide more thrust and higher performance than existing hybrid rockets. In addition to being non-toxic – which helps make its manufacture and transport cheaper and safer – the paraffin-based fuel works under challenging environmental conditions, such as the very low temperatures found on the surface of Mars. On March 15, 2017, Peregrine successfully passed its final ground test, seen in this video, at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.

Learn more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/from-pedicures-to-the-peregrine-rocket-paraffin-wax-proves-its-worth

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